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Spirit of Truth, Who Makest Bright   1 comment

Light bulb in darkness

Above:  Lightbulb in Darkness

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Hymn Sources = Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America (1937), American Unitarian Association and Universalist Church of America, and Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and Home (Revised Edition) (1883), American Unitarian Association

Text (1860) by Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819-1906)

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Spirit of Truth, who makest bright

All souls that long for heav’nly light,

Appear, and on our darkness shine;

Descent, and be our Guide divine.

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Spirit of Power, whose might doth dwell

Full in the souls that love thee well,

Unto these fainting hearts draw near,

And be our daily Quickener.

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O tender Spirit, who dost mourn

Whene’er from thee thy people turn,

Give me each day to grieve thee less;

Enjoy my fuller faithfulness.

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Spirit of Joy, who makest glad

Each broken heart by sin made sad,

Pour on these mourning souls thy cheer;

Give us to bless our Comforter;

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Till thou shalt make us meet to bear

The sweetness of heaven’s holy air,

The light wherein no darkness is,

Th’eternal, overflowing bliss!